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Poster: wsp_scott Date: Jun 1, 2003 6:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Please test speed of freecache

I just used the i2 link. My speed peaked at 1500KB, I have never seen sustained speeds above 600KB on this pipe.

I like the tar ball idea, one link nice and easy.

BTW the total time to download was 7.5 minutes, not bad for a 700MB file :)

scott

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jun 1, 2003 11:45am
Forum: etree Subject: what is a .tar extention?

i noticed that the file was .shnf.tar what is the '.tar' extention? i couldn't find it in the FAQ, so pardon the ignorance...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Jun 1, 2003 12:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: what is a .tar extention?

.tar is an extension meaning a "tar file". This is an ancient unix mechanism for bundling files together into one file (like zip but without the compression). We believe that it is handled on most OS's (winzip, stuffit, and tar), but would be interested if it is not.

-brewster

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